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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. government after hacking the federal sentencing commissions overnight, here is what the site looks like right now. all morning it's been going from being totally shut down to showing a video and this long letter that demands many things. it's here in green on this black page. >> the video and letter addressed to the citizens of the world threatens, quote, chaos. and nick valencia has been looking into this for us this morning. how real is this threat? >> they're very real threats. in the past they've followed through on similar threats in disabling websites like the fbi and government websites like the department of justice. not the first time they've taken down the doj. they're comprised mostly of anarchist-type computer hackers. they are a leaderless organization. again, they've got a lot of global support. they're demanding fundamental changes to the department of justice. they believe a past high-profile hackers have been victims, they say, to draconian, overzel us charges by the government. they said this morning it was a very symbolic move to take down this website. >> what do they say
Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
on the u.s. government. overnight, they hacked the federal sentencing commission's web site, posting a video and a letter threatening "chaos" if their demands aren't met. for at least the last two hours, the site has been totally shut down. nick valencia tells us more about this. first of all, do we have any idea when the page might be up and working? >> we reached out to the department of justice. our washington, d.c., bureau tried to get in touch with the doj but has not been successful. the site's been down a little after midnight when anonymous said they hacked in. as a bicycle move, they feel -- as a symbolic move, they feel that hackers are victims of draconian charges by -- trumped up charges by the department of justice. >> what do they want? what do they hope to accomplish besides getting attention? >> we're trying to figure out if this is more than a high-profile prank, tom foolery, how dangerous the threat is. in the statement they mention aaron schwartz, 26 years old. two weeks ago he committed suicide in his brooklyn apartment. he was about to face fede
Jan 27, 2013 5:00am PST
even more. simply raising prices is not the solution. i think the government the congress has to look at a way to reduce the burden that the postal service has with the payment they have been saddled with and the postal service more flexibility in terms of offering more products and working with state and local government to share costs. >> the postal service doesn't receive taxpayer support, though it has borrowed $15 billion from the u.s. treasury. how much more does it need to survi survive? >> the postal service is a separate agency, wholly owned by the government. it is paid for by money who buy stamps and they get $65 billion a year in revenue from stamps and that would cover their expenses if they could reduce payments for health care retiree benefits funds and increase revenue with nonpostal products. it's not going to be easy, though, because the money that goes into this health care benefit fund is called part of the federal assets, and if you eliminate that requirement from the postal service, you will increase the federal deficit. no one wants to do that. the politics
Jan 26, 2013 4:30am PST
. number one, the hacker group anonymous has declared war on the u.s. government. it took over the website of the united states sentencing commission this morning and posted this video. the message demands reforms of the justice system. hackers threatened chaos if the government doesn't meet their demands. the message says the suicide death of internet activist aaron schwartz prompted the threat. he was facing federal computer fraud charges and 35 years in jail. >>> live pictures for you this morning here. thousands of people expected to march on the national mall in washington later this morning to support tighter gun control measures, lawmakers, pastors, even some celebrities will be joined by victims of mass shootings, including residents from newtown, connecticut. they want congress to enforce a ban on military-style assault weapons and require universal background checks. >>> number three now, and this is pretty controversial. the milwaukee county sheriff here you see took out a radio ad that warns people to arm themselves. listen to sheriff david clark jr. >> with officers la
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)